Shipshape East Anglia (SEA) acts as a focal point bringing together over 50 boat building companies and specialist suppliers across the region, as well as a range of vessels on the National Register of Historic Vessels. The SEA network is focussed around activities at a central hub as part of a Coastal Communities funded scheme, located at the International Boatbuilding Training College (IBTC) Lowestoft, which incorporates facilities from the adjacent Excelsior Trust yard.

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Browse Projects in the East Anglia Region

The Excelsior Trust

International Boatbuilding Training College Ltd

IBTC Heritage - Commercial unit

Stem to Stern Heritage Training Project

Sutton Hoo Ship's Company

Whisstocks project





Hannah Cunliffe - Director, National Historic Ships UK



Shianne - underway

Motor Yacht built 1937 by Adam J & Sons, Gourock

Albion after refir 2009

Trading Wherry built 1898 by Brighton, William, Lake Lothing, Suffolk

Stadats - starboard view, moored, Aug 2018

Watson Class Lifeboat built 1921 by Saunders Roe, Cowes, Isle of Wight

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